Building quantum technology competency

Prof Ekert (left) and Ms Aileen Chia, IMDA’s Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development), at the signing of the MOI (Photo: IMDA)

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at NUS has entered into a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) to promote the development of quantum technologies.

The MOI will see the two partners cooperating to enhance quantum technology competency through outreach activities that promote quantum technology awareness, developing and conducting training for local industry and government agencies, as well as piloting and implementing quantum key distribution (QKD) for communications security. They will also be conducting an introductory industry workshop centred on developments in quantum-safe communications.

Professor Artur Ekert, Director of CQT said, “We look forward to collaborating with IMDA to build local technical competency and to further commercialise our work,” adding that Singapore could be the first country in the world to establish a nationwide QKD network.

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